For those of you who don’t know, Kuta is my dog, BFF and bodyguard. Kuta is a 9 year old Australian Shepard and I welcomed him into this world, the very day he was born. My mom used to be an Australian Shepard breeder and Kuta’s litter was the last litter that came out of On Q Australian Shepards (my mom had already retired from dog breeding, but when I was 20 years old and ready for my 1st dog, she made it happen . ) As I mentioned before, I was there when Kuta was born. From the moment he was born, I held him. I was there every day. Before he could see or hear (puppies can’t see or hear for the 1st two weeks of life), he knew my smell. At two days old, I held him while his tail and duclaws (thumbs) were cut off (brutal, I know, but 99% of Australian Shepards have their tails docked). I carried Kuta around like a little lapdog until I could no longer lift him (he grew into a 70lb super Aussie) and have loved every second that he has been in my life. In return, I have the most loyal bodyguard a girl could ask for.
For most people, Kuta is a big pain in the ass. Not because he’s an annoying, dumb, slobbering, yappy, hairy dog, but because his life revolves around protecting me. And he is VERY, very smart. People don’t get it, but there are Kuta Rules in my house.
The Kuta Rules
1. If Summer is sleeping, you can not make a movement towards the bedroom.
2. If Summer is in the shower, you can not even walk near the bathroom.
3. Do not walk into Summers office.
4. Do not say “Summer”, no matter how sweetly you say it.
5. Do not knock on the door.
6. No prolonged hugging of Summer is allowed.
I don’t even know how Kuta made up these rules, because I sure as hell never taught him to protect me. As a matter of fact, I had him neutered because I had roomates that were pissed that they couldn’t walk by the bathroom, when I was in the shower. Nothing changed. Walk by my bedroom/bathroom and you risk getting bit in the ass. Sorry.
Even if you are a “dog person” and/or even if Kuta loves you, the rules above apply. Although I never set out to have a bodyguard on duty 24/7, you know what? It suits me just fine. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to come over to Kuta’s house .